A pair of gemstone-inlaid gold earrings, erhuan  Late Ming/early Qing dynasty (2)

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Lot 334
A pair of gemstone-inlaid gold earrings, erhuan
Late Ming/early Qing dynasty

US$ 4,000 - 5,000
£ 2,900 - 3,700
PROPERTY FROM THE RENLU COLLECTION
A pair of gemstone-inlaid gold earrings, erhuan
Late Ming/early Qing dynasty
Each modeled in the shape of two blossoms below a butterfly-like design, the inlaid cabochons of green and pink tourmaline and pearl bead set within high collars, surrounded by delicate and layered filigree work resembling chrysanthemum petals, mounted with an elaborate S-shaped pin.
1 5/8in (4.1cm) long excluding pin (2).

Footnotes

  • 明末清初 金鑲寶蝶趕菊耳環一對

    The earring style of the present example was favored by the Ming Imperial Family and is similar to those found in the Mausoleum of Ding Ling according to Zhongguo (Beijing: 1989), pl. 126.

    Compare a pair of almost identical earrings with inlaid precious stones,each designed as two chrysanthemum heads arranged vertically below a butterfly, unearthed from the Zou Lingren Cemetery from the Ming dynasty in Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province illustrated in Zhongguo Gudai Jinyin Shoushi, Yang Zhishui (Beijing: Gugong, 2014), vol. 2, p. 613, pl. 6.18.1 & 6.18.2. See also similar earrings with shorter pins, dated to the Yuan dynasty, illustrated in Adornment for the Body and Soul, Ancient Chinese Ornaments from the Mengdiexuan Collection, Emma C. Bunker and Julia M. White with Jenny F. So (Hong Kong, the University of Hong Kong Museum Society, 1999), p. 293, pl. 135, and in Celestial Creations, Art of the Chinese Goldsmith, The Cheng Xun Tang Collection (Hong Kong: Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 2007), Part II, pp. 454–455, no. G59.
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A pair of gemstone-inlaid gold earrings, erhuan  Late Ming/early Qing dynasty (2)
A pair of gemstone-inlaid gold earrings, erhuan  Late Ming/early Qing dynasty (2)
A pair of gemstone-inlaid gold earrings, erhuan  Late Ming/early Qing dynasty (2)
A pair of gemstone-inlaid gold earrings, erhuan  Late Ming/early Qing dynasty (2)
A pair of gemstone-inlaid gold earrings, erhuan  Late Ming/early Qing dynasty (2)
A pair of gemstone-inlaid gold earrings, erhuan  Late Ming/early Qing dynasty (2)
A pair of gemstone-inlaid gold earrings, erhuan  Late Ming/early Qing dynasty (2)
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